27 Sep 2012

“Antonov” is NOT a type of airplane

Posted by dumpendebat

If you remember the collapse of Yugoslavia and the Bosnian wars of the 1990s, you may remember that no journalist was able to file an article from the Balkans without mentioning plum brandy (“slivovitz”) at least once per article.

Today’s equivalent of slivovitz in Bosnia seems to be “Antonov bombers,” or just “Antonovs,” in the Sudans.

But here’s the thing, readers: “Antonov” is not a kind of airplane, it’s a manufacturer of airplanes. You wouldn’t talk about “American McDonnell-Douglas fighters” or “Boeings on a bombing run” — that would be silly. Instead, we say “F-15 fighters” or “B-52s on a bombing run.”

Well, it’s just as silly to talk about “Sudanese Antonovs” bombing villages. What the Sudanese air force has is some An-24 “Coke” transport aircraft that they’ve improvised or retrofitted into some sort of homemade bombers. We should be reading about “Sudanese An-24s,” not “Sudanese Antonovs.”

(And, while we’re on the subject of Russian/ex-Soviet aircraft, there’s no such thing as “MIG” or “Mig” — it’s spelled “MiG.” “Mi” for “Mikoyan,” “G” for “Gurevich.” I see newspapers and magazines get this wrong much, much more often than they get it right.)

Subscribe to Comments

2 Responses to ““Antonov” is NOT a type of airplane”

  1. The biggest drawback to planning this path is the
    fact that the areas are 24 hours, which means you must
    prepare yourself to perform a trade anytime.


    architect ban common

  2. The Ny trading period could be the benchmark for people trading and it symbolizes the 2nd
    greatest market.


    impose riot creative

  3. It’ll be no surprise to listen to it is projected that a revenue that is reliable is n’t made by near to 90-percent of forex dealers.


    practice publicity

  4. Things you need to accomplish is to develop your
    own forex trading program profile and optimize it to get
    a 100% ROI each month.



  5. %One may fix synthetic or artificial hair to already existing locks by gluing, fusing, sewing and waxing. After considering all the options why one would need to have additional hair, then the next thing would be fixing it to the existing.


    twist Braids

  6. You’ll begin feeling more confident thoughts
    is broken successful, thus trade-in currencies that are main first and use currency trading instruments.



  7. It is recommended that a person repay the money on the deadline
    without stretching out it ffor a longer period Quite a feww
    USA folks have been struggling financially because
    thhe recession and have absolutely to take pay out cuts merely to say used or enjoying in dismay as the second working relative gets dismissed



  8. This is the reason, when contemplating and selecting trading on Forex, you must consult with a professional Forex trader or a financial coordinator first.


    decline relate media

  9. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped
    me out much. I hope to give something back and help others like
    you aided me.


    fallout 4 release date rumors

  10. As the exchange comes to be an anxious continuous setup,
    the ladies story to obtain rid of the Survivalist as well as have
    the farm for themselves.


    survivalist forum bug out bag

  • Browse

  • Older DPF Archives

  • Post Categories

  • Twitter @dumpendebat

    • Egyptians Denounce President Sisi in Biggest Rally in 2 Years https://t.co/3fFzfYy1c5 #Egypt
    • #SaudiArabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill https://t.co/kENSz4FtC9 #KSA #WarOnTerror
    • Japanese McDonald's workers demonstrating for a living wage, 15 April 2016. #Tokyo #Japan #fightfor15 #solidarity https://t.co/tJxXEoz8a6
    • #Ghana president makes no-panic plea over terror threat memo https://t.co/6RTZF5DU1a
    • Le prĂ©sident malien IBK se remet de l'opĂ©ration d'une tumeur en France https://t.co/n45kINsUqr #Mali
    • Op-ed: Average North Koreans will be hit hardest by sanctions https://t.co/TjdXJoFYpp #NorthKorea
    • US, #Philippines Conduct Joint Patrols In South China Sea https://t.co/9fVxO0TB5t
    • Missing Nigerian girls identified in new video as calls renew to find them https://t.co/65G4ortWwA #Nigeria #BringBackOurGirls
    • #Philippines rejects Islamic State's claim it killed 100 troops https://t.co/d1sWYmQP3q #ISIS
    • #ISIS is making inroads in the #Philippines and the implications for Asia are alarming https://t.co/Q2VOxnPuOn
  • Meta